Territory-based Organisations

For information about national organisations representing community music, click here.

Band Association of NSW

Lists a small number of bands in the ACT. Many groups do not have their own web pages and must be contacted by phone. Age range for participants: not stated

Style of music: brass and concert bands

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Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society (CREMS)

"CREMS is a friendly group of recorder players from Canberra and the surrounding region.  We enjoy playing early & modern music in ensembles and recorder orchestra.  There are monthly playing sessions and usually 2 house concerts each year.  Plus 2 weekend workshops at Bundanoon in May and September and occasional day workshops in Canberra.  All under the guidance of professional musicians.  Come and join us!"

Style of music: Early & Modern

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Canberra Youth Music Association

Represents a wide range of performing ensembles, including Canberra Youth Orchestra, Canberra Youth Choir, CYM Baroque String Orchestra, CYM Wind Symphony, CYM James McCusker Orchestra, CYM Peg Mantle Strings, CYM Cantabile, CYM Concert Band, CYM Canzona, CYM Sinfonietta, CYM Maruki Strings and CYM Junior Strings. Age range for participants: not stated

Style of music: broad range

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Midland Brick Brass Band

A band based in Perth, their website features a number of ACT bands. More information:

Music For Everyone - The ACT's community music organisation

Music For Everyone (MFE) is a community arts organisation providing a wide range of tuition, workshop and performance opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Programs include:
Intro-to-music classes for 18 month olds to 9 years; individual & group tuition for all ages in a range of instruments; singing tuition - contemporary and classical styles; percussion, hand drumming and drum-kit tuition; an award-winning program for people with disabilities; youth musical theatre; rock school holiday workshops, plus many more.

More information:

Ph: 02 6230 7190  Location: Ainslie Arts Centre, Braddon, ACT


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